New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins: Nestor Cortes vs. Sonny Gray


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Yankees host Twins with a six-game winning streak at home

The New York Yankees (83-54, first in the AL East) take on the Minnesota Twins (68-67, third in the AL Central) in their final game of the series.

Time: 7:05 pm EDT on a Thursday in New York

The Yankees have had just as much difficulty as any other team over the past few months, but over the past two weeks, they have been picking up some impressive victories.

Nestor Cortes will take the mound for the Yankees, while Sonny Gray will likely start for the Twins.

Cortes has a record of 9-4 and he has a 2.68 ERA, a WHIP of .96, and a 3.40 FIP. Due to a minor injury, Cortes has not pitched since the 21st of August, but he has now returned to the game.

Cortes faced the Twins on June 8 and pitched 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out seven batters. Cortes has an earned run average of 2.20, a batting average against .173, a fielding independent pitching mark of 2.96, and a WHIP of .87 when pitching at home this season.

When they take on the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees will be looking to extend their current winning streak at home to a seventh game.

The overall record for New York is 83-54, and they are 48-20 at home. When the Yankees have more hits than their opponents in a game, they have a record of 50-16.

These two teams will be meeting for the seventh time this campaign when they play on Thursday. The Yankees currently hold a lead in the season series, 5-1.

When it comes to hitting, DJ LeMahieu has 18 doubles, 12 home runs, and 46 RBI to his name while hitting .262 for the Yankees. In the last 10 games, Aaron Judge has a batting average of 12-for-32 with two doubles and six home runs.

The Yankees have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 games, with a batting average of .179, a 3.17 earned run average and a run differential of -1.

INJURIES: DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Gil, Andrew Benintendi, Aroldis Chapman, Harrison Bader, Nestor Cortes Jr., Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, Matt Carpenter, Luis Severino, Miguel Castro, Michael King, Chad Green, Stephen Ridings, and Zack Britton.

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